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Milan hospital will be the "symbol of Italy's victory against Coronavirus" Fiero Milano, an exhibition centre in Milan, has been converted into Italy’s largest intensive care facility for Coronavirus patients, in just 10 days. The pavilions of the vast building, which normally hosts fashion shows and trade fairs, will now accommodate 200 patients i...

Italian Catholics have launched a petition asking bishops to restore Masses and the other sacraments to the faithful during the coronavirus lockdown, joining a similar movement in the United States. “We appeal for the recognition of the personal need of every member of the Catholic faithful to participate in the Holy Mass so that each person can ac...

Under a new government plan to renationalise Alitalia, Italy's national flag carrier is expected to have about 30 aircraft, 3,000 employees and fly mainly short and medium haul routes, with very few long haul services. This will be an Alitalia that looks very much as it did in the late 1950s.  At present the airline has 113 aircraft, 72 of which ar...

In total, 19 Italians have graced Major League Soccer with their presence. Some of those players have gone on to win championships and trophies during their spells in the American top flight, while others have failed to have an impact. But which are the greatest Italians to have played over the 25 years of MLS? Here is our list of the top five Ital...

As Italy approaches one month under lockdown, we’ve seen Italians come together to boost morale through art, food, music – and more than a few memes. Italians are masters at improvisation and armed with technology, a resilient spirit and a keen sense of irony, they have managed to broadcast their charm and talents online to provide welcome relief d...

Missing authentic Italian food like the kind you find in Boston’s North End? You don’t have to wait anymore. On the Oak Bluffs Harbor, Henry Wallace is opening Stella Salumeria, an Italian delicatessen that will carry takeout dishes straight from J. Pace and Son in Boston. Henry’s dad owns Sand Bar and his brother, Jordan, runs the seasonal Midnigh...

Michelangelo is one of the most famous artists and sculptors of the Renaissance, and had a major influence on the development of art in the Western world. His greatest known masterpiece is of course the colossal stone sculpture of David who stands victoriously in pride of place in the Galleria dell’Accademia in Michelangelo’s home city of Florence....

Giuseppe Consarino’s Limoncello Fresh Italian Kitchen opened last November on Sahara Avenue near Cimmaron Road with an upscale menu of fresh seafood and pasta dishes sprinkled with pizzas and antipasto dishes. Consarino says business was going well until Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered nonessential businesses in Nevada to close. Now he’s focusing on a n...

The Museum of Flight today announced that the fabric covering of its rare, World War I Italian aircraft, Caproni Ca-21, is actually the original artwork for the so-called “Lost Leonardo” painting, The Battle of Anghiari. Leonardo da Vinci completed the painting in 1505, but its whereabouts have been a mystery ever since. “Needless to say,” remarked...

Italy is the European country hardest hit by the coronavirus disease, with over 105,000 people infected and over 12,400 deaths. To help stop the spread of the virus, Lamborghini is converting departments of its super sports car production plant in Sant’Agata Bolognese in order to produce surgical masks and protective plexiglass shields. The masks w...

When it’s good, it’s good ... everything about it. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, we enjoyed an outstanding meal at Rockford’s classic Italian ristorante, Franchesco’s. And over the last 34 years, this restaurant has just gotten better and better. The eatery has a truly beautiful main dining room, which happened to be booked for a private party th...

Throughout the initial lockdowns of the coronavirus epidemic here in Milan it was largely business as usual for the Italian design industry. Office workers beamed into meetings from their living rooms while factory production chugged on, granted that they followed the necessary health precautions. But in a dramatic midnight announcement streamed ov...